Raspberry PI 2 Raspbian virtual Keyboard

After I bought my first Raspberry pi 2 I did my first test with raspbian.

Inside Raspbian there are some games installed but there isn’t a virtual keyboard!!!! WTF?!
I’ve lost many many times to configure all so I decide to share all the test I made.

Open Terminal

First of all upgrade your system:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then install the virtual keyboard

sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard

Now the virtual keyboard is installed but you have to execute it from terminal… WTF?!?!
No Icon will be create inside the menus

Now we have to create a shortcut icon on desktop

sudo nano ~/Desktop/keyboard.sh

And paste this:


Ctrl-X to exit
Y to save
Enter to specify the filename

Now we have to specify that the file is executable

sudo chmod +x ~/Desktop/keyboard.sh

Now restart the system and finally you have an icon on the desktop to run virtual keyboard and use raspbian with touch monitor or only mouse

Next step trying to develop on raspberry with Windows 10 IOT


Informazioni su Andrea Regoli

Project Manager .Net Developer WPF WP7 Asp.Net c# javascript ajax SQL sharepoint
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